A quote

May. 8th, 2009 08:58 pm
quinnavyre: (geeky)
I wanted to share a bunch of snarky or amusingly condescending quotes as well, but then realised I didn't really have any that I can find easily. :P I do like this quote I just found recently though -

"Things are rarely just crazy enough to work, but they're frequently just crazy enough to fail hilariously."

I think I may need to use it somewhere - maybe next time I do something stupid and it goes amusingly awry - I'm sure that will happen! :P


BTW, I love my new moodtheme - it's just the cutest thing ever! :D And I finally started use tags - I love my tagcloud, although it does reveal what a nerd I am. :P Then again, the fact that I love my tagcloud probably indicates my nerdiness, huh? :P
quinnavyre: (geeky)
I thought I'd do a review-type-thing of one of my favourite TV shows, partly so I can show off my new wallpaper! =D Yes, another new wallpaper... *rolls eyes*

Pushing Daisies is a humorous crime investigation show with a romantic subplot. Except it has one major difference – the main character (Ned) can bring people back from the dead. He uses his ability to talk to murder victims – but he only has one minute, or someone else will die. It's a great concept! And it also means that one of the main characters is an "alive again" dog! (Ned hates to use the term "zombie" – 'It's disrespectful. Stumbling around squawking for brains? It's not how they do. And "undead"? Nobody wants to be "un"-anything. Why begin a statement with a negative? It's like saying "I don't disagree." Just say you agree.')

Pushing Daisies has some great humour, especially from Emerson (a PI) and Olive (the waitress at Ned's shop, The Pie Hole). Ned's a pie-maker, when he's not helping Emerson solve crimes. And for interest's sake, Olive is being played by Kristin Chenoweth, who used to play the role of Glinda in Wicked. She's a brilliant singer! She sings in Pushing Daisies:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8Npq9EXTo6g

The visual style, wonderful music, and brilliant narration of Pushing Daisies have been compared to a number of my favourite tv shows and movies, especially Amélie, Big Fish, and Arrested Development. The romance element is a little overdone at times, but it's cute. =) Pushing Daisies is starting in Australia sometime this month, and the second season will be starting in the US in September. I can't wait! *dances*

Oh, and Ned's "alive again" dog, Digby, is one of my favourite characters. =D He's the star of my new wallpaper:

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